NEXT FRIDAY: Halfway2Halloween @ Tangent Gallery

May 6, 2016 by  
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Halfway2Halloween Monster Boolesque Spooktacular
Friday the 13th of May
Tangent Gallery @ 715 E. Milwaukee St., Detroit
7pm to 2am - $10 w/costume - $15 w/o - 18+

The gang and crew from Krampus Night and the Christmahanakwanza Variety Show are back and they are bringing Halloween back to Detroit!!!

On Friday the 13th of May 2016 at Detroit's Tangent Gallery comes the premier of the:


The tricks and treats will include:

- A Halloween burlesque variety show starring Lushes Lamoan, Bootsie La Fontaine, Sofia Syntaxx and Magenta DeMure

- A multiple room Haunted House inside the venue created and hosted by the House of Fear of Hazel Park

- Costume contests with artsy thrift store trophies for Worst DIY and Best Overall Costume

- Tarot, palm and intuitive reading by Psychic/Spiritual Advisor/Artist SANDA COOK

- A UV dance party with special guest DJs Mikey and Zumby from Strangeways Radio

- A mini exhibition of Halloween art from local artists

- Delicious hot food created by The Fargin Chef

- Halloween merchants, psychic readings, booze specials and haunted hijinks galore!

The schedule is as follows:

07:00p - Doors and the haunted house (until 2a)
09:00p - Burlesque variety show (until 10:30p)
10:30p - Costume contest
11:00p - UV dance party (until 2am)
02:00a - GO HOME!!!

UPCOMING (Sat. May 7): Downspeed record release show at the Longhorn Saloon in Toledo

May 6, 2016 by  
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Toledo, OH rockers Downspeed are releasing an album and celebrating by throwing 
a big release party this Saturday (May 7) at the Longhorn Saloon in Toledo.

The lineup for the evening shapes up like this...

Downspeed (Rock N' Roll from Toledo)
Banned from H.E.L.L. (Dio era Black Sabbath Tribute act

Megaton Hammer (Rock N' Roll from Toledo)
Doppleganger Circus Sideshow (must be seen to believe)

Rock N' Rummage (Traveling Rock N' Roll inspired flea market)

The Longhorn Saloon is located at
944 Phillips Ave
Toledo, OH

Doors open at 8:00 PM. 
$7.00 cover at the door.

UPCOMING (Fri. May 6 and Sat. May 7)- Child Bite double release show weekend at the Majestic and The Sanctuary in Detroit

May 4, 2016 by  
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Child Bite is celebrating their new album Negative Noise with a live double release show weekend.

The Details:
Child Bite w/ Fuck You Pay Me (Cleveland), Ritual Howls, and Deadly Vipers

4140 Woodward Ave, Detroit MI 48201
Doors @ 8pm
All Ages
Child Bite w/ Shitfucker, Empathy, and Cheerleader
5467 Moran St, Detroit MI 48211
Doors @ 8pm
All Ages

$12 admission includes a copy of the new album on vinyl (Limited to 50 per night), CD, or cassette!
For those of you who snag the album BEFORE our May 6/7th release shows, fear not: They will give you the option of receiving a free t-shirt (any design) instead of the album. This offer also applies to anybody that decides to come out to both shows.



Upcoming (Fri. May 6 & Sat. May 7): Koffin Kats at Small’s in Hamtramck and Zeke’s in Ferndale

May 3, 2016 by  
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This weekend The Koffin Kats are playing two separate shows 
and will be playing their first four releases in their entirety.

  Here are the details:

May 6th, 2016
Smalls Bar - Hamtramck, MI
Doors at 8
Koffin Kats playing Self Titled & Inhumane
With special guests: The Amino Acids, The Dewtons
$11 ADV / $13 At Door
May 7th, 2016
Zekes - Ferndale, MI
Doors at 8
Koffin Kats playing Straying From The Pack & Drunk In The Daylight
With special guests: Elvis Hitler, Nuke & The Hellriders
$11 ADV / $13 At Door

Presale Tickets Now Available Through the Koffin Kats website at

Upcoming (Sat. May 7): The Rock N Roll Toy & Nostalgia Show at D.A.V. Hall in Shelby Township

May 2, 2016 by  
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Mark your calendars for Saturday May 7th for the The Rock N Roll Toy & Nostalgia Show.

Here you will find multipe vendors with 50 tables of vintage greatness all under one roof including 
Records, Old Toys, Posters, T-Shirts and a wide variety of unique items. 
A veritable Pop Culture Explosion of 50's 60's 70's and 80's items.  

The show is taking place at the
D.A.V. Hall located at
47326 Dequindre
Shelby Township, MI

The event runs from 9am-5pm and is FREE to attend! 
All Ages with plenty of free parking!

First 100 kids ages 15 and under through the door get a free comic book of their choice off the free comic book day table!


THIS WEDS: RareWolf @ Lager House

May 2, 2016 by  
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Fun, peppy, and something new for a Wednesday night. Check 'em out.

 The Zotz / North by North / RareWolf
Wednesday, May 04, 2016 at 8:00 PM
PJ's Lager House
1254 Michigan Avenue, Detroit MI 48226

NEXT WEEKEND: Motor City Comic Con @ Suburban Collection Showplace

May 2, 2016 by  
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Motor City Comic Con
May 13-14-15, 2016
Suburban Collection Showplace • 46100 Grand River Ave, Novi, MI 48374

This is the big one! Michigan's largest pop culture event. With too many activities and guests to list, check the website for details!

UPCOMING (Wed. May 4)- Negative Approach at the El Club in Detroit

May 2, 2016 by  
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Boy do we have a week day show of epic proportions for you this week.
It all goes down on Wednesday, May 4 at Detroit's newest performance venue- The El Club.

Negative Approach (Detroit, MI)
Hank Wood & The Hammerheads.(New York, NY)
The Cheetahs
Keep On Trash DJ's

  $10 / 8PM / ALL AGES

El Club is located at
4114 W Vernor Hwy
Detroit, MI

UPCOMING (Sat. April 30)- Screw/Haf Life/Luckouts/The DDT’s at the Token Lounge in Westland

April 28, 2016 by  
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Have time for a good solid night filled with high energy live rock and roll? 
Then the Token Lounge is a safe bet this Saturday (April 30).

The lineup for the evening includes:   
Haf Life
The DDT's

Doors open at 8pm
18+ w/ proper ID
$7 at the door

The Token Lounge is located at 28949 Joy Rd, Westland, MI 48185  

Show Review – Bleached & No Parents at The Loving Touch April 2016

April 27, 2016 by  
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With the announcement last Thursday of Prince’s death it was certainly a day marked with sadness and memories of the exceptional artist. But, moreover,  with an announcement as heavy as this one, it was a day to be social. To get lost in a crowd with the aid of music blaring loud enough to block the mind from misery and stimulate the feet. Bleached along with No Parents brought all this and more to the Loving Touch with a high energy performance of raw, melodic punk.
No Parents

No Parents from California kicked the show off with a batch of fast punk that may not have left much a of mark on the early, subdued crowd but it was still a fun enough start for things to come.

As the crowd multiplied, Bleached took the stage with a fury of sweet and sassy guitar, bass and drums. Pulling most the songs from their latest album “Welcome the Worms,” Bleached played with a wild abandon that had the singer and bass player joining the crowd for a dance and careening across the stage oblivious to cords and mic stands. While their songs have the rawness of punk, they are also laced with a syrupy pop goodness. Standout moments from their set included a joyous cover of the Ramones “Today Your Love, Tomorrow the world” and their own “Sour Candy.”
Bleached 4-21-2016

I won’t lie, it took some extra energy for me to make it out to the show, but Bleached easily repaid it back with dividends.

Words and pics by Mikel OD Pfeiffer of Digital Racket

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